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Streamyx Customer Service

No surprises here.[1. Streamyx is known to be a shitty internet service here in KL. It’s run by TM, Telekom Malaysia, in much the same way as Telecom was run in Oz back in the day: no competition, charge whatever you want, frustrating customer service — if you can call it that. It’s no surprise their customer service webpage looks like this]

Changed my life

The iPad has changed my life. I tell you what, It’s the best bloody $900 I’ve ever spent. Xystros the Cypriot, reflecting on the purchase of an iPad 2 right before her 7-week European holiday. We welcome you, B-Mitténs, to the Apple (iOS) fold. …gooble gobble, we accept her, one of us…

A call to all men

I believe when at a public urinal, all men should pee loudly. Why? Peeing loudly helps me (and others I’m sure) overcome the uncanny, subconscious, and uncontrollable anxiety that my pee obviously feels when it refuses to come out when other men are standing next to me. I think it’s the silence. You and I are in the public bathroom at the same time, and we’re there for the same reason. No need to be embarrassed about noise. If pee refusal does not affect you, then others peeing loudly will have no ill-effect, but for those that suffer, it seems to be a great help.

The basics

I’ve been reading the blog of Jay Parkinson, a doctor, entrepreneur, and photographer from New York. (I’ve been following his photography for years now, although he doesn’t shoot as much as he used to, which is a shame; I guess he’s doing more important things with his time.) His view on health is about prevention rather than cure. He strongly and vocally opposes the health system in the US, stating (in my nutshell) the current system benefits the big pharmaceutical companies; not the public.